Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
Added on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 04:44 AM
  Bottler: Nikka
  Age: n/a yrs Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 40.00 % Region:
  Price: $65 Availability: Wide
Coffey stills are two-columns stills known as "patent still" or "continuous still" which can produce whisky faster in a more economical way. Mainly used for the distillation of grain whiskies. Nikka is a part of Asahi Breweries. Made from 95% corn, 5% malted barley.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: no nose other than really light corn and sweet alcohol; Corn Flakes breakfast cereal with Everclear poured on top. Maybe some green melon.

 

t: body is very light, like a young corn whiskey. Aspertame fake sugar sweetness and more of that Corn Flakes cereal from the nose. Unripe tropical fruit and artificial vanilla extract. Light wood influence. Just sweetness that hovers about for a few minutes in the finish.

 

I wouldn't use this for highballs because it ain't cheap, but it's not something to sip on a nice afternoon.

 

[C-/C]

Fuji
 

Umeboshi, dark sour plum skin, wheat bread, and metallic ferrous wet metal on the nose.  Most of this comes through on the palate. Leaves a medium length tart fruity finish.

 

Sometimes I feel like japanese whiskies are too well thought out.  Like they have such good idea of how to pull certain flavors and aromas from different parts of the process (distilling, barrel choices...etc) that they know what the end product will be.  Either way; its light, refined and enjoyable.  But, leans a bit on the tart side.

Andy
 

n:  Orange cough syrup

 

p:  Sweet and coconutty.  Not much else.  Youthful but without the edge.  B/B-

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